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Linda Posted Fri 20th of April, 2012 14:11:03 PM

PT HAD '21501'. what is global period. he also has had 2 '31575' since then. humana refuses to pay for these. do u append modifiers?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of April, 2012 14:47:49 PM

The global period for 21501 is 90 days. If the Physican is same performing 31575 in global period use Modifier 79 which describes unrelated procedure or service by the same provider during the postoperative

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